I spent countless hours last night reading everything I could find related to the heart shaped uterus. Probably would have been a good idea not to but I like to know whats going on in my body. I have no idea what this means for Bee, complications for sure but as to what those will be and when, I don't know. My highly monitored pregnancy will now be even more highly monitored. I am really worried I will be put on bedrest before I get my EI hours in and if that happens, we are royally screwed. Unless someone is generous enough to give us $25,000 to cover what I would make...we may be in trouble. But as for now my mind is on my heart shaped uterus.
It's so interesting to read all the studies and research on heart shaped uterus's. It really has led to some answers as to what happened to Ty. This condition could have caused what happened to him yet it is so minor that it wasn't caught until now, my 3rd pregnancy. From what I understand the baby can be restricted to growth causing a smaller baby (Ty) and due to the fact there is a lot less room for the baby to move, its nearly impossible so when he did turn, chances are his cord did get compressed. It also can cause placental issues, which I had with Ty. It also did state in a few studies that having this can cause internal abnormalities (as in what Jacob had) on top of the fact both boys were head up and sideways most of the time and I've had cramping with all my pregnancies (a common side effect) Thankfully I have not had the common side effect of bleeding, I can only imagine how much more of my mind I would loose if I had bleeding.
I have 4 more weeks to wait until I get to drill my OB with my set of questions related to this...but it's good, I am prepared to know what is going on and he is full of knowledge and I know he will have the answers. We fully trust him, we fully believe he knows what he is doing and we truly feel he will do everything he can for us. He was amazing through everything with Jacob and I know we will get the same care and compassion this time around. Having said that, this heart shaped uterus does worry me a bit....I need to find out about incompetent cervix's and the risk of premature labour (which rises after a section too) and come to the realization this baby will 90% likely be born by another section which delivering early will require some NICU time, something we were hoping to avoid but looks like we may have to head there again.
In one sense it gives me a bit of relief to kind of have an answer as to what possibly happened to the boys, the downfall being, you can't fix it. I don't know if we will ever be able to bring a baby home but I know if we do, it will be through the guidance and care of our high risk OB. Oh and God....God plays a pretty big important role in all of this too! It really is in his hands....